The next day I was introduced to a savory version of Acadian poutine, poutine râpée, at L’Idylle
Then we were off to Saint John, with a scenic drive along the Bay of Fundy, stopping at the Hopewell Rocks and Cape Enrage on the way. At The Hopewell Rocks, Paul Gaudet taught me a
After settling in at our hotel, the Hilton Saint John, I checked out the Saint John City Market before dinner. The market is the oldest in North America, dating from 1785, and open year-round. There’s an eclectic mix of prepared foods to local produce, seafood and meat and even imported Asian snacks. However, I was headed to dinner at East Coast Bistro shortly after, so I didn’t want to spoil my appetite. Instead, I waited to enjoy Malpeque oysters with hibiscus mignonette and bouillabaisse with mussels, prawns, cod and salmon at the newly opened restaurant.